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It is likely that the surname Mootz is occupational in origin, being derived from the Middle High German word "Mutze" which denotes a type of white bread. In this case then the original bearer of the name may have been a baker. Alternatively, the surname may have originated in a nickname derived from a physical attribute or character trait. The Middle High German word "mutzen " has the meaning to decorate, as with a smile. The surname Mootz, with the suffix "-bach" may also be locative, having been derived from a geographical feature, probably near the residence of the original bearer. "Mutzenbach" can mean dirty stream, and so the term "Mutzenbacher" denotes someone who lives by the dirty stream.

Mootz Early Origins



The surname Mootz was first found in Baden, where a Wernher Mutzhart was recorded in Esslingen in 1366. The name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Mootz Spelling Variations


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Mootz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mutz, Mutschen, Motschenbacher, Motzenberg, Motzenbacher, Motschenberg, Mutzenbecher, Mishler, Mitschler, Mischler, Muttschler, Muschler and many more.

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Mootz Early History


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Mootz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mootz research. Another 134 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1691, 1780, 1866, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Mootz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mootz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mootz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mootz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mootz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Mootz, who arrived in North America in 1818

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mootz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mootz (post 1700)



  • Mathis Mootz (b. 1976), German electronic musician and DJ
  • Mónica Spear Mootz (1984-2014), Venezuelan beauty pageant titleholder, Miss Venezuela 2004

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See Also


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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    The Mootz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mootz Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 December 2014 at 06:10.

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